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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

Nick Jeyarajah looks back on John Lennon’s solo debut, a painful and raw record that establishes a new identity for the former Beatle

Photo: Palace Theatre

Review: Bat Out of Hell The Musical

This dark and both vocal and visually spectacular is any Meat Loaf’s fan dream come true

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Live: State Champs

Is pop punk dead? Meg Roberts takes a trip down memory lane at the State Champs’ gig

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Controversy: Animal testing

This week, Senior Science & Technology Reporter, Serena Holloway, tackles the ongoing debate on animal testing in pharmaceutical development

Photo: Elise Gallagher

A culture of objectification, not rape

We must be more accurate with our definitions of the threats that women face if we are to tackle misogynistic behaviour in public and in private

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A new traditionalism in political debate

We ought to understand ourselves, then engage with our families, friends, and communities before taking to the streets in rage

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Student elections and ongoing contradictions

Elliott Mills illustrates how continued low voter turnout in Student Union elections is widening the gap between students and those representing them

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Preview: Strictly Come Manchester 2017

Strictly Come Manchester takes to the Students’ Union’s floor all in aid of Manchester Rape Crisis and Sign Health

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Holi curfews placed on female students in Delhi

The curfew placed on female students during the spring festival is not the first of its kind, and the campaign against it has now garnered international attention

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Manchester Labour Students co-chair against decision to back BDS

MLS have voted to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, causing controversy among some members of the society

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Academics plea for the government to protect EU citizen’s rights

The heads of thirty-five Oxford University colleges issue a letter warning of the huge impact on academia if thousands of EU staff leave UK universities

Photo: William Bunnis

Protesting: What’s the point?

Miranda Bunnis takes a look at how far protest can go to affect change in today’s society